Nantucket named “Best Island in the World”

Nantucket has been named the “Best Island in the World” by National Geographic’s 2012 edition of “The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers.”

“Nantucket was once one of the richest places in America, built on the profits of the whale oil industry. Even today in the delectable old town there are fine brick houses with silver mailboxes. Old-time sailors used to call Nantucket “The Little Grey Lady of the Sea.” On the misty morning I first arrived there, I could understand why. A woman was riding a horse along the beach to the utter delight of her family aboard my ferry, and she bore a banner that said ‘Crazy Aunt Rides Again.’ It is a unique place.”

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